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now. >> reporter: good evening to you. first lady michelle obama on the stage at this moment around 20 minutes into her speech. she absolutely has the delegates right listening hanging on her every word talking now about what drivers barack obama, one of her largest -- drives barack obama, one of her largest applause line saying being president doesn't change who you are, is reveals who you are, this on what feels more like a closing night unanimous an opening night. >> 40 -- than an opening night. >> the convention of the democratic national party will now come to order. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama takes the primetime spot plight on opening night, but ahead of her speech several prominent democrats are firing up the crowd. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. it's patriotism. >> mitt romney says we should take his word that he paid his fair share. his word? s word? his word? trust comes from transparency and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> reporter: democrats adopted a party platform that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy while backing
national convention officially kicked off. one of tonight's headline speakers, first lady michelle obama. as mrs. obama prepares for her big speech, her husband spent time in virginia today. mrs. obama joins us with all of the details. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. debbie wasserman schultz on the stage here and called to order here in charlotte and you megged in prime tonight. first lady michelle obama addressing the delegates and that is after keynote address tonight. president obama also had the first lady's speech on his mind. >> whatever i say here today is going to be at best, the distant second from the star of the michelle obama -- obama family, michelle obama. >> reporter: president obama told the crowd in norfolk, virginia, he would try not to get choked up. >> i will be at home and watching it with our girls, and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. [ laughter ] because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: in her speech, mrs. obama is expected to reach out to middle class voters, drawing a contrast between her husban
. >> michelle obama delivered a rousing call for a second term as the president and first daughters looked on from the white house. we have a live report from charlotte, north carolina, minutes away. >> and apple hacked? a group claimed it stole users' information. what you need to know. >> and our own holly morris is spending the day with dr. oz. he's in d.c. to give us a checkup. as fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right now. >>> good morning to you. there is a live look outside and not a bad looking start to the day. it's wednesday, september 5th, 2012. i'm tony parkins. >> i'm allison seymour. happy you're with us today. showing you another live picture from the howard university college of medicine where, in just a short time now, a thousand d.c. residents will be getting free physicals thanks to dr. oz. won't to point out, though, if you're checking in and seeing this, all of today's participants are registered. they had to preregister so the physicals will only be given to those who are signed up. >> and that is a good thing. >> a good thing. >> and won't to go to tucker barnes who ha
underway here. the delegates buzzing about first lady michelle obama's speech last night. the energy is gearing up to former president bill clinton's speech tonight. you're right, the big news is the change of venue for president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow night. president obama arrived in the tarheel state a day before. the dnc decided to move the address inside the arena because of a possibility of severe thunderstorms. it was planned to be held outdoors at the bank of america stadium. >> it requires adjustments. 75,000 people were going to be there and 25,000 can be here. and i am sure that they have that figured out and they will do an excellent job with it. >> reporter: last week, bad weather forced republicans to change their convention schedule in florida. rnc cancelled most of the opening day program because of hurricane isaac. meanwhile, first lady michelle obama followed up her primetime speech last night with nighings today. >> find the nearest battleground state and find time there and can you make calls to your home to a battleground state. if can you afford it,
for yourself and your kids and grandkids. >> first lady michelle obama make ago pitch for her husband at the democratic national convention. i'm sarah simmons jie. a wisdom martin. >> guess what time it is. >> talk with tucker. >> good morning. -- i'm wisdom martin. >> let's get started with a look at our rod arrest. it is warm and humid outside. we'll top out in the 80s this afternoon. we have a few showers out in western maryland this morning. we'll track those. that is actually associated with a cool front, not avery strong one. i think later tonight, the air will cool off a little bit and start to dry out. improvement is on the way. we do have some relief in sight. we do have more details including the all important seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> it is day two of the democratic national convention. vice president joe biden and former president bill clinton are the head line speakers. >> last night, first lady michelle obama and a rising star in the party had key speeches. we have a report. >> reporter: every day, the people i meet inspire me. e
. the headliner tonight is first lady michelle obama. nicole collins has a preview for us. >> reporter: good morning. the first lady was here yesterday for a dry run on that stage behind me. first lady michelle obama preparing for her second convention speech where, instead of trying to convince meshes of her husband's character like in 2008, she will probably be defending his record. the first lady slated to headline the dnc's opening night aims to energize democrats and turn out grassroots supporters in a state struggling with high unemployment. convention goers spent monday staking in the music at carolinafest as president obama got a look at hurricane isaac damage in louisiana and campaigned in ohio. >> when governor romney had his chance to let you in on the secret sauce of job creation, he did not offer you a single new idea. >> reporter: vice presidential nominee paul ryan also in north carolina monday. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy
plans and continued to drum up support in anticipation tonight from michelle obama's speech. with the delegates in the country first heard from the first lady, four years ago it was under much different circumstances than her appearance tonight will be. the deputy obama campaign manager stephanie cutter told us today that the campaign views mrs. obama as one of the biggest assets into the election. >> four years ago, you know, she was basically unknown across this untry. she isnot a politician herself. she was plucked out of, you know, out of raising her daughters in chicago to hit the campaign attempt so, four years ago in denver, it was really an introduction to the american people of who michelle obama was. >> reporter: well, can you watch that entire interview with the obama campaign deputy campaign manager on www.myfoxdc.com. she also talked about how the campaign got its story together in the wake of governor o'malley's statement about the country being better off than it was four years ago. keep in mind, keynote's coming up tonight as we said the the mayor of san anto
under way today. tom fitzgerald has a preview for us. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she will be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> of a he got one piece of advice for you about the romney- ryan game plan, ohio. punt it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steel workers, the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middle class. >> you could choose to give massive new tax cuts to folks who have already made it or you can choose my plan. >> reporter: the labor message continued in michigan as vice president biden kept up the anti-republican attack in detroit. >> they view you as the problem. we view you and know you to be the solution in america. >> reporter: but as democrats hammered republicans on the road, gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan responded in their own convention state of north carolina. >> we can either choose to stay on the path we are on, a path of debt, a path of doubt and decline, a path of joblessness, or we can get thi
. you can see where the delegations are seated. earlier today first lady michelle obama made her way onto the stage, got a feel where the teleprompter is, how things look here. she'll speak on opening night, tomorrow night, and president obama is making his way to charlotte visiting key battleground states. tonight he stopped in louisiana. >> we are getting on the case very quickly about figuring out what exactly happened here, what can we do to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: earlier the president met with union workers in ohio. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is already in charlotte this afternoon checking out the stage at the time warner cable arena ahead of her big speech tomorrow night. on the eve of the convention democratic delegates across the country are optimistic. >> we have made a lot of progress. we have a great president and we're to rally him and support him and show that texas may not be a blue state,
the first lady michelle obama will be on your show. tell us about that. >> we have a very open intimate conversation about the fears she has for her family's health but she is also such a great mom. she has great solutions like a lot of moms have figured out. so she shares those with us. she also challenges me to a jump roping contest. we'll see how that works out. i'm a little embarrassed to admit and she also shares with me that in the white house they actually dance a lot so she has me practice doing the dugie with her. it's a little awkward. we'll see how it works out. >> that right there, i know there's going to be important information but that right there gets me to want to watch. very quickly, you were here last week, great thing that you did with the 15-minute physicals. and it turns out that washington, not as healthy as we might like. were you surprised by that? >> i was a bit surprised. there are so many wonderful resources. we found the highest rate of obesity in the country. we have been doing these free 15-minute physicals all over the place. of the 800 people who came t
went to first lady michelle obama. she reminded the american people of her husband's values and vision. >> barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day, another president. he didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. no, that is not how he was raised. he cared that it was the right thing to do. >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughter sasha and malia. coming up, we'll go to charlotte for a live report. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also addressed crowd at the democratic national convention last night. mark plotkin is also in charlotte. he and on fox 5 news at 10:00 last night saying o'malley will play an important role in the 2016 presidentialual cain. >> just a few moments ago, martin o'malley walked off the stage behind you. a lot of people are speculating he may be a candidate himself in four years. >> may be? he will be a candidate. he doesn't mind going after mitt romney as head of the democratic governors association. when i asked ike leggett
lady michelle obama will take to the podium. >> we'll head live to north carolina for a preview. plus, melanie alnwick is following the big story here at home. >> it will be a busy day on northern virginia roads as students head back to school but there are big concerns in one school system about how the students are going to get there. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, september 4th, happy tuesday. you know, we've got a lot of school districts in northern virginia going back for the first day of school today. en is getting back in the mix. also, a lot of traffic because of what is happening with schools and everything going on, holidays over. everybody is back to work. everybody is back to school. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. since everyone is going back, they want to know what is the weather going to be like. it will be a humid one for them, tucker. >> yes, offy to ahumid start. we'll be humid later today, tonight. >> like you never left your summer vacation. >> the summer weather stick around even though everybody i
voters which is airing now. democrats are matching them state for state with michelle obama campaigning tonight in fredericksberg. >> brian will address the value of the voters summit in the morning and then to the rockingham fairgrounds. >> and there is also a hotly contested senate race. george allen and tim kaine are out with new campaign ads. cain's ads attack allen's spending as governor, but boast cain's record. alan's add showed his plan to jump start the campaign. the king campaign paid $400,000 in tv ad through election day. >> new developments in libya in the wake of the deadly attacks. several arrests have been made in connection with the deaths of chris stevens and three others. it is not clear at this hour whether the suspects are members of or afill ated with a terror group. the rest come in the wave of anti-american protests in the middle east. greg palcott has that. >> strang words from secretary of state hillary clinton and anti-american protests continue to spread across the middle east. >> as i said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all, for responding to
on to talk about an episode next week with first lady michelle obama. >>> a young girl learns that doing the right thing in life can pay off. how she was rewarded for returning a lot of money next. >> president obama takes to the stage tonight and at least one group of students will be all ears. wisdom. >> reporter: allison and tony, this is campaign u at american university. we're talking politics, the race for the white house. what happened at the dnc? we're going to get the feel from the students here as well as professor lenny steinhorn all coming up in just a moment. tony, back to you. >> all right, wisdom, thank you very much. this is a band called tizer. they are a multicultural band. they are live with us in the studio this morning. they are about to drop their first studio album and they are going to perform for us live coming up at 9:45. stay with us for that. ♪ [ music ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's healalth...it's dangero. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny
the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> delegates loved that line cheering the first lady. she spoke on the first night of the convention. a lot of people loved her speech as well. we'll have weather and traffic in just a moment. first, let's get more on last night appear speech. >> fox's nicole collins is live in charlotte. >> reporter: protect and to relish his time to stage last night. he spoke for about 50 minutes. that is about 30 minutes more than he was given. >> from political enemies to political collaborators, president obama and former president bill clinton sharing a amendment on stage after the 42nd president put his charm on display using his reputation to make the case for obama. >> president obama start wimbledon much weaker economy than i did. list started with a much weaker economy than i dsm listen to me now. no president, not me, not any of any my fred seesors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage he found in just four years. -- listen to me now. no president, not me, not any of my fred seesors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage he f
threatening comments about first lady michelle obama will not face prosecution by the secret service. the trouble may not be over yet. time now is 6:06. we'll be right back.  we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> ann romney will be in virginia today hollywooding a women for mitt rally at a riding academy in leesburg. the wife the gop presidential nominee recently spoke at the republican national convention. mitt romney and president obama both have campaign stops planned in new hampshire and iowa today senate a d.c. police officer accused of making threatening comments about first lady michelle obama will not be charged by the secret service. the officer allegedly made the
accused of making threatening remarks against first lady michelle obama, will he have a day in court? up next, appear update on that case. >>> a horrible accident caught on camera. it left a state troop are injured. we are checking more headlines when we come back. -- it left a state trooper injured. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. tthis president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. . >>> trooper david avila was standing on the shoulder after i apolice stop in june when a tractor-trailer driving too close to the shoulder hit his cruiser and then hit him. he suffered injuries to
it will pay 90% of the cost and installation. >>> it is first lady michelle obama's big night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. on this first night of business she's joined by a group of big names from our area. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following it all, maryland and virginia sharing some of that spotlight tonight. >> you look at this schedule. this stands to be the most maryland and virginia centric night of the democratic convention. in addition to the first lady maryland governor martin o'malley, house minority leader steny hoyer and former virginia governor tim kaine have all addressed the crowd and o'malley is making his second appearance now. their messages all echo each other. in their words the country is making progress and from their perspective this onvention is important to returning barack obama to the white house. >> while we've made progress we still have a long way to go and we'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results over ideology. i support president obama because he's that kind of a leader. >> in these times of
first lady michelle obama. the officer was accused of threatening the first lady in july. police chief lanier says her department is looking at the issue. >> our internal affairs is handling an administrative investigation. >> reporter: do you consider it poor judgment or potential threat? >> can't comment yet. >> the unnamed officer is still working while the investigation continues. >>> police released a new clue trying to track down a gunman who robbed two people inside a church saturday. that's the suspect there in the video running across the street following a man inside st. stephen's church in northwest and held up the victims moments later. fox 5's karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: st. stephen and the incarnation episcopal church on newton street in northwest is an activist congregation known for its good works. >> it has a great tradition and history of helping others selflessly. >> reporter: located in a historic district it's a diverse church housing a homeless ministry and other assistance programs. civil rights r
michelle obama. >>> facebook is taking its advertising to the next level and the glasses in your cabinet could be making you drink faster? which glasses will help you slow down. >> plus a fan falls to his death during a pro football game. why the team insists the stadium is safe. check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  i'm barack obama and i approve this message  now mitt romney's attacking the president on medicare? the nonpartisan a-a-r-p says obamacare "cracks down on medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthens guaranteed benefits." and the ryan plan? a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts. >>> a fan fell 60 feet to his death during a houston texans game last night. the houston chronicle is reporting 25-year-old jonathan kelly was trying to slide down the side of an escalator when he fell. team officials say they have safety procedures i
to marry michelle obama. i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. >> former president bill clinton there firing up the crowd at the democratic national convention as he throws his support behind president obama. good morning, everyone. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. before we get to the convention, let's talk about the weather situation. humid, hot, mosquitos. >> i thought it was going away. >> tucker won't on vacation and left me with this. >> what's up with that? >> mixed conditions into the course of the day. just a few isolated showers to areas of the west through front royal as you can see and a little bit just to the northeast. can't rule out an isolated shower before it is all said and done across the area. let's look at the weather maps. 79degrees in the nation's capital this hour. 73 at baltimore. 72 at culpeper and 72 at hagerstown. it will be a hot day today, folks so be prepared. yesterday's highs, we hit 90 at reagan national airport. expect it to be 90 degrees today. back to you. >> thank you. >>> to politics now. bill clinton fires up
, michelle obama kicked off what she hopes becomes a stampede. >> are you fired up? are youeady to vote? are you going to go vote right now? >> reporter: the first lady sent voters to a satellite voting site across the street. so they could cast ballots on the spot. early voting started yesterday in this battleground state, and the turnout is breaking records. >> this is well over double what we did four years ago. >> reporter: most of these early voters say they're voting obama. >> well, i think it's because we're all excited and the romney people just aren't that excited. >> reporter: mitt romney trails in iowa polls and in the rest of the swing states where this election will be decided. >> 110 electoral votes all total in the nine battleground states. we'll see, look, romney needs a shift of the whole discussion, and reframing of the campaign. >> reporter: a clear debate victory next week could do that. aides say romney plans to fact-check the president. he previewed that today in pennsylvania. >> the president's policies have not worked. my policies to create 12 million jobs will b
traffic delays. also campaigning in virginia today. michelle obama. she'll speak to supporters at the university of washington. key battleground state and right now the race between president obama and mitt romney is a near dead heat. >> congress gears up to leave washington for the fall campaign, vote on a temporary spending bill. the bill would allow spending at higher budget caps which were enacted in last year's debt deal. replenishing the funding for food stamp program and state welfare programs. >> the washington national cathedral is holding a memorial service today in honor of astronaut neil armstrong. he passed away last month at the age of 82. back in 1974. a limited number of seats are open to the public. those interested in attending were asked to contact nasa. we have the information on my fox dc.com. >> 7:10 right now. thursday morning. after a legendary career, a basketball coach is calling it quits >> maryland voters will decide if a casino will be coming. mgm wants you to hear what they have in store if they get the green light. >> fox 5 exclusive, one on one
at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take your complaints tonight. >>> as we head to the break, another live look outside. another crystal clear morning. you'll need your sunglasses this morning. we'll get the latest traffic and weather from julie and tuck
campaigns in harrisonburg, virginia. >>> first lady michelle obama in virginia today in downtown richmond. she also speak to supporters at university of mary washington in fredericksburg. president obama is going for another win in the state. four years ago he became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> the president meantime campaigned in colorado today marking his ninth trip to that battleground state this year. colorado is considered a must win state with nine electoral votes. president obama spoke at a grassroots event telling supporters it's the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become president of the united states. but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me opportunity. >> a new poll shows the president is gaining support in colorado. the first poll since the democratic national convention gives the president a five- point lead. >>> up next the big apple officially bans sugary drinks, but the controversial decisi
. and on the final day of the convention, first lady michelle obama and jill continue to meet with voters. >> barrack understands the challenges that women face. i think that is made abundantly clear and we know he will keep fighting every day to ensure all of our daughters have no limits to their dreams and that is over. >> michelle and i are inspired every day by the courage and strength and resilience of our military families. >> reporter: president obama held a conference call with ticket holders to the outside event who were unable to get inside this mall or venue. other notable speakers include 2004 presidential nominee john kerry. at the democratic national convention in charlotte, craig bosswell, fox news. >> a poignant moment expected. gabby giffords will lead the convention in the pledge of a likens. the arizona democrat was shot in the head when a gunman opened fire at her meet-and- greet in tucson last year. giffords and 12 others survived, six people died in the shooting. she resigned from congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. on the republican side, mitt romney had no pub
think bridged the enthusiasm gap for democrats is the buildup of the three days. michelle obama was scintillating. bill clinton delivered what may have been the most effective convention address in the modern history of american politics and then barack obama capped it off with a very good speech. you could see the enthusiasm in that room and even before the polls registered the obama speech the gallup poll did show a bump for obama and did show him for the first time since the killing of osama bin laden his approval rating of 52%. >> i'm just curious how important as a historian overall are these conventions to future presidencies? they seem to be a blip and oftentimes a coronation for die hards in that particular party. >> you see the water spiraling down in the bathtub. these conventions have spiraled down in importance. they used to nominate candidates. they don't. they used to have lively substantive debates over platform. they don't. they used to make rules. nobody cares about rules, so they're now simply three-day long infomercials and that's why you folks in the media co
. tuesday first lady michelle obama will be speaking. we will hear from san antonio lynn castro delivering the keynote at dress then former president clinton will place president obama's name into nomination. they are counting on president clinton to get the crowd up and get the voters out there. >> reporter: i heard the national committee dnc wanted to make the convention inclusive by opening up the arena. how are they hoping to bring every man, woman into the convention? >> reporter: exactly. they wanted the larger venue for the acceptance speech thursday night. they wanted people in the city to be able to come to the event. they have been providing tickets for that. they are calling it kinds of the people's acceptance, framing it in that way, trying to get as many people inside as possible. >> craig boswell in charlotte, we will see you throughout the week for your reports. thank you. >> thank you. >>> on the republican side, g.o.p. vice presidential nominee paul ryan taking some time off from the campaign trail to take in a college football game. he watched his alma mater take on ohio
in tease. >>> first lady michelle obama was in virginia thursday. her first stop downtown richmond. she later spoke to supporter at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago, president obama became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> caught on tape, an elderly woman in texas yanked out of her car by a police officer. >> photos taken afterward show several bruises on the woman. family members believe the officer crossed the line. >> let me see your driver's license jail a give it to you in a minute. >> you give it to me now, i'm going to take you to jail. >> he controlled the entire situation and he made it go in the direction he did. he let it escalate. he controlled that. >> dash cam video shows the woman being pulled out of her car after she refused to show her identification. she told the officer she needed to use the bathroom first because she had a bladder infection. theolice department says the officer did not act inappropriately. >> that whole thing just really got out of control. >> quickly. >> a major breakth
in virginia today making stops in richmond and fredericksburg. michelle obama is expected to speak to supporter abouts what is at stake for virginians in this election. virginia is a key battleground state and right now the race between president obama and mitt romney is close. the president campaigns today in colorado. >>> man's best friend is going high tech. up next, a robotic dog designed to help the military. >> the wild details of impressive abilities plus we are checking weather and traffic. stay with us. with us.  >>> we have more information to share necessity on the breaking news of another tax on the u.s. embass. >> this once happening in capital of yemen. reuters reports hundreds of protesters were able to burst through the main gate of the compound where they pulled down the u.s. flag and burned it. security force apparently opened fire and there are reports of casualties on both sides. so far, the december strattors have not goten into the office complex at the embassy. >>> the washington national cathedral is hold a memorial service today in honor of astronau
as well. first lady michelle obama you saw there was in fredericksburg and richmond while the precampaigned in colorado. today, they will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a private fundraiser at a hem in the district tonight. that campaign event is at a home in d.c. in d.c. next hour, we focus on the race for u.s. senate in virginia. tim kaine will join us live in the studio at 7:30. >>> time now for the morning line and today it is all about the redskins and the rams and we know all about how great the rams are, not. let's talk to our good friends at 106.7 the fan. >> is a little worried that i was going to talking to myself for a while. >> we're always here ijoust got to get myself together. lets ahe talk about the redskins. -- let's talk about the redskins. rg iii taking the league by storm. on the cover of these mag diseeps. >> here you go. >> there it is right this. >> up next, we have the sorry rams coming up. on the cover of these magazines. >> to use andating grade term, they are sorry. >> the last five y
to marry michelle obama. [ applause and cheers ] >> after the speech, a surprise appearance by president obama, "surprise" being relative. then the roll call of states. we'll have much more on last night's big speech coming up in a live report in a few minutes. >>> the secret service is investigating the reported theft of mitt romney's federal tax records. a letter sent to a tennessee political office and newspaper claims to have these papers and demanded a $1 million ransom to not release them. but romney's accounting firm says there is no evidence of his returns being stolen. >>> new this morning, the german man facing first-degree murder charges for the death of his socialite wife will be back in court for a mental status hearing. the doctors say he is now competent to stand trial. prosecutors say he beat and then strangled 91-year-old viola drath in her georgetown home. his case is on hold because of his behavior since his arrest. >>> your chance to weigh in on how much you pay to drive on the dulles toll road. today the metropolitan washington airports authority will hold the first
in this state in november. michelle obama is campaigning now in fredericksberg and vice president candidate ryan will be in the state tomorrow. >> today the president spoke at a grassroots event. he said it is the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii, born to a single mom, is not likely to become president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me an opportunity. >> colorado is a major swing state but seems to be swinging closer to the president. the first poll of colorado voters since the democratic convention shows president obama with a 5 point lead. >> pennsylvania supreme court continued to hear arguments over the voter i.d. law. at issue, whether it should take affect by the time of nember elections. and protestors hit the streets to rally against the new legislation. it requires pennsylvania residents to show a valid photo i.d. before voting. the judge will decide before september. >> there was an effort to try to bring down unemployment numbers. ben
. first lady michelle obama will speak at the event tomorrow on its opening day. the convention will be held at two venues, the time warn are cable arena on the first two days and then thursday, it moves to the bank of america stadium where president obama will officially accept the nomination. at a series of stops dubbed the road to charlotte, the president gave some hints about what he will address in his upcoming speech. >> i offer you what i believe is a better path forward, a path that will grow this economy and create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. >> maryland governor martin o'malley and former virginia governor tim kaine will also speak at this year's democratic national convention. onvention. >>> we've got a big announcement about nats star stephen strasburg and a big week for the nfl. >> can you believe it is almost football time? >> i can. >> it can't got here fast enough. >> not for you. you can't wait. >> i can't wait i don't you still have to be a little bit hyped up about the baseball. >> yeah. >> saturday, it was a good game. >> it really was. we all
carolina, featuring speakers by first lady michelle obama and san antonio mayor castro, who will serve as the keynote speaker. wednesday, it's time for football. the nfl season kicks off as defending super bowl champs host the dallas cowboys. if you're not into the game, catch former president bill clinton speaking at the dnc. thursday, massachusetts residents head to the polls for state primaries. voters will pick between a handful of candidates to determine who will face-off against each other in november to replace congressman barney frank. also thursday, it's the last night of the dnc, with speeches by vice president joe biden and president obama. saturday, the london 2012 paralympic games comes to an end with closing ceremonies taking place on sunday. and that's a look at the week ahead. i'm mary anne rafferty, fox news. . . >>> well, the preseason is over. the final cuts have been made. now comes the real deal. robert griffin iii and the redskins gear up for the season opener against the saints. rocky parrish is here to break it down, coming up in sports. gwen? >> mother nature m
just a few days after republicans dropped their balloons in tampa. first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she'll be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> i've got one piece of advice for you about the romney/ryan game plan, ohio. pump it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steelworkers the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middle class. >> you could choose to give massive new tax cuts on folks who have already made it or you can choose my plan. >> reporter: the labor message continued in michigan as vice president biden kept up the anti-republican attack in detroit. >> they view you, the working women and men of america, as the problem. we view you and know you to be the solution in america. >> reporter: but as democrats hammered republicans on the road gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan responded in their own convention state of north carolina. >> we can either choose to stay on the path that we are on, a path of debt, a path of doubt and dec
looking and, you know, i'm a victim. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama addressing the convention opening nature. san antonio mayor julian castro delivers the keynote address. >>> vice president biden made campaign stops in other battle ground states today. in wisconsin biden called mitt romney a rich guy who is out of touch with ordinary americans claiming romney is out of touch and he'd force the middle class to pay more in taxes so wealthy people can pay less. >> these guys say president obama is out of touch? whoa. how many of you all have a swiss bank account? untold millions in the cayman islands? how many of you if you run across a refusal let the american people see your tax runs? >> biden also headed to detroit to speak at the union rally on labor day. >>> on the rep side develop vice presidential nominee paul ryan -- republican side gop vice presidential nominee paul ryan taking some time off to watch some college football watching his alma mater miami, ohio take on ohio state yesterday. >> the fact that he's here at ohio state, we will welcome him with open arms. >> i p
. president obama, along with first lady michelle obama bowing their heads in prayer mourning all those who perished. many of those, relatives of the victims. just as in years past they read their loved ones' names aloud. >> i wish you could see how big dunn and phillip are now. that my uncle martin michael worely, we miss you. >> it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laying a wreath to those who died. the worst terror attack in u.s. history on the minds of all, general john allen taking the time to reconfirm our commitment. >> 11 years from that day there should be no doubt that our dedication to this commitment remains strong and unshaken. >> reporter: a metal beam from the original towers, the base of a 9/11 monument in jerusalem, joined there by relatives of israeli victims who urged the entire world to never forget. >> let all the souls of the thousands of victims whose names are marked on this memorial in jerusalem be r
? >> a look inside the time warner arena in the stage and where the delegates are seated. michelle obama had her walkthrough less than an hour ago. some of the u.s. house women now on the stage at this point. outside democrats are kicking off this convention week with a street festival as president obama works his way to charlotte visiting key battleground states. >> i've got one piece of advice for you about the romney-ryan game plan in ohio, pumped it away. it won't work. >> reporter: the president's marking labor day by meeting with union workers in throw doe, ohio, speaking to the united auto workers and united steel workers. the president strongly criticizing republicans' economic plans. >> their plan says the best way to help workers is roll back workers' rights, to blame teachers and firefighters and police officersand other public servant for economic conditions instead of what happened on wall street and the historic financial flats. >> reporter: meantime vice president joe biden is visiting michigan, addressing workers in the motor city. >> they view you as the problem. we view a
michelle obama. >> i know with every one of these conventions and you get politicians in one area, you get protesters that come in too. is the security pretty heightened because of this? >> it is out of control. i suppose in a good way. even we had trouble getting in this morning. this wide and it is crawling with secret service and police. >> we'll continue to check in with you throughout the week for the convention. thank you so much. >>> coming up, hundreds of thousands of homes still without power down in the gulf coast. >> up next, an update on the damage left behind by isaac as we check more headlines. stay with us. 4g lte has the fastest speeeeds. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more
. students of one kansas high school say first lady michelle obama's recommended school lunch calories is leaving them hungry. ♪ i need to get some food today ♪ ♪ my friends are at the corner store getting junk so they don't waste away ♪ >> some students posted this video on youtube. mrs. obama pushed for an 850 calorie count meal during school lunch, but the high school students say that's not enough for growing teenagers and those who play sports. congress mandated the new calorie count restrictioned in the healthy hunger free kids act of 2010. >>> teenage girls in new york city will soon be able to get the plan "b" emergency contraception pill at their high schools and without their parents' consent. it's often referred to as the morning after pill. the city's department of education says girls as young as 14 will be able to get it as part of a pilot program at 13 public schools. parents have been notified about the pilot program and how their daughters can opt out of it. the city says it supports the idea because about 7,000 girls get pregnant by the time they're 17. new yo
lady was here yesterday for a dry run on the dnc stage. first lady michelle obama preparing for her second convention speech where, instead of trying to convince americans of her husband's character, like in 2008, she will probably be defending his record. the first lady slated to headline the dnc's opening night aims to energy graduates and turn out grassroots supporters in a state struggling with high unemployment. convention-goers spent monday taking in the music at carolina fest as president obama got a look at hurricane isaac damage in louisiana and campaigned in ohio. >> when governor romney had his chance to let you in on the secret sauce of job creation -- [ laughter ] >> -- he did not offer you a single new idea. >> reporter: vice-presidential nominee paul ryan also in north carolina monday a traditionally republican state president obama turned blue in 2008 by a thin margin less than 15,000 votes. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you were better off today than you were four years ago, except f
. michelle obama talked about her family and defended barack obama's policies. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. he is thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lily led better fair pay act to help women get equal pay for equal work. that's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. [ applause ] >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughters sasha and malia. >>> republicans are hammering president obama on the national debt which has reached a dubious milestone. wisdom martin has what those numbers mean. >> reporter: last week's republican national convention featured a rolling debt clock. it hit $16 trillion for the first time ever just as the democratic national convention was kicking off in north carolina. >> ouch. it's just another one of those reminders that we are piling on the debt in a dangerous way with no plan to start to bring it back do
, the first lady is also campaigning in virginia today making stops in richmond and fredericksburg. michelle obama is expected to speak to supporters about what's at stake for virginians in this election. virginia of course is a key battleground state. right now the race between the president and mr. romney is close. the president campaigns today in colorado. >>> as congress gears up to leave washington for the fall campaign the house is set to vote on a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. the bill will also allow spending [ indiscernible ] budget cap -- the bill includes measures like replenishing the funding for food stamps and welfare. vice-presidential candidate paul ryan will be making his first appearance at the capital to vote on the bill since earning the gop ticket. ryan is scheduled to rally in d.c. and virginia tomorrow. >>> new this morning, prince george's county police are asking for help in the search for a missing man. 6le-year-old george fairknot seen here last seen on september 7 driving in the district in the area of "h" street northeast heading towards
play in our own lives. >> so women's health tomorrow and obesity with semi-michelle obama on wednesday's show. dr. oz good to see you again weekdays here at 4:00. take care. >>> coming up tonight here on the 5:00 inspections reveal more probings on a roadway designed to ease congestion -- problems on a roadway designed to ease congestion. >> and find out where congestion could lead to some major delays. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney mitt romney's position onpprove women's health...it's dangerous. v
of a legitimate threat to the first lady, michelle obama. the d.c. police chapter says the incident is now considered an administration investigation. >>> a check of this morning's other top stories, police involved shooting in prince george's county is under investigation. happened around 5:00 p.m. yesterday on county road in district heights. the washington post reports the suspect is accused of trying to steal a motorcycle. police said the officer shot the man in the back to prevent him from running away. he was taken to a local hospital. the officer, an 8-year veteran, was not injured. he's been placed on routine administrative leave. >>> a scandal allegedly rocking one local high school. >> "washington post" is reporting five dematha football players are no longer on the team after allegedly hiring prostitutes. fox5's sherri ly is live at the school with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. if the students arriving here today haven't heard about this, they likely will by the end of today. this happened in north carolina where the team was playing last week. they
campaign now on the economy. he heads to ohio today. >>> one day after mitt romney and first lady michelle obama stumped through the old dominion, it's paul ryan's turn. it is the second appearance in the commonwealth in the month since being named as romney's running mate, which also happened in virginia. >>> the federal government should be able to get by money- wise the next six months. last night they approved temporary funding legislation. it will go to the senate next week, which should clear it on to the president's desk. this is likely to be the last big action in congress before the election. >>> new this morning, police in prince george's county launch a new public effort to find a killer. today investigators will pass out flyers at shopping centers and talk with community members about the murder of 17-year-old honor student amber stanley. she was shot and killed during a home invasion last month. police have no suspect nor motive in the high school student's murder. >>> also today, students and faculty at central high school will host a memorial for marquel ross, a teenager sho
. >> reporter: the new guidelines are supported by first lady michelle obama's campaign against childhood obesity. >> when we're talking about getting kids running around and playing again, it is important to understand that this isn't just about fun and games. this isn't a joke. it's about their health. >> reporter: schools can provide more servings of fruit, vegetables and low-fat milk for students who need additional calories. >> 850 calories is a nice lunch. that's filling. where the kids are saying they are hungry is several hours later for after-school sports and they don't have the energy to be able to do that. >> reporter: the "we are hungry" video has gotten more than 100,000 views since it was posted last week, a strong message from students who find their new lunch program hard to swallow. now in response to the parody a representative for the usda told nbc news the amount of food on a kid's plate is not much different than in years past. it's simply healthier. the new standards were developed using the latest science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriat
as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place just a few steps away. >> all right. peter alexander, thank you. >>> for more on this week's events on the campaign trail, we eco-eel look ahead to next week's first debate. tom brokaw is here, david gregory, mott railer of "meet the dress" and chuck todd, the nbc chief white house correspondent. too many titles, we're out of time. the president's closing argument. a two-minute ad he put out in a sign of the campaign, a sign of confidence, chuck, we'll start with you? >> we looked and did some of our own polling, did it the last couple of weeks and among people who say they will vote before election day, the president wins 2-1. that's why they are doing it. all about early voting. half of the battleground states, 50% or more of the voters will vote early, florida, colorado, nevada, north carolina. >> david, is there a risk at all if the obama
barack obama. [ applause ] >>> secretary panetta, general dempsey, members of our armed forces and most importantly, to the families, survivors and loved ones, of those we lost. michele and i are humbled to join you again on this solemn anniversary. today, we remember a day that began like so many others. there were rides to school and commutes to work, early flights and familiar routines, quick hugs and quiet moments. it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. even now, all these years later, it is easy for those of us who lived through that day to close your eyes and to find ourselves back there and back here, back when grief crashed over us like an awful wave, when americans everywhere held each other tight seeking the reassurance that the world we knew wasn't crumbling under our feet. 11 times we have marked another september 11th come and gone. 11 times we have paused in remembrance and reflection, in unity and in purpose. this is never an easy day, but it is especially difficult
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